Assessment at Coleridge
Assessment lies at the heart of the process of promoting children’s learning. It provides a framework within which educational objectives may be set and children’s progress expressed and monitored. This should be done in partnership with the children as they have a shared ownership of their learning, and full understanding of their next steps in learning and how this is supported and enhanced.
Daily assessment is incorporated systematically into teaching strategies in order to diagnose any problems and chart progress in a wide variety of ways, for example through: pupils being clear about what and how they are learning, questioning, marking and verbal feedback.
Our Assessment System at Coleridge Primary School
Children are expected to be working within their age-related standard. Below are the 4 main attainment grades we will give a child with information related to each grade:
|End of EYFS||End of Y1||End of Y2||End of Y3||End of Y4||End of Y5||End of Y6|
|Below||Not accessing the KS1 curriculum||Not accessing the KS1 curriculum||Not accessing the KS2 curriculum||Not accessing the KS2 curriculum||Not accessing the KS2 curriculum||Not accessing the KS2 curriculum|
|Working towards||Working on the KS1 curriculum||Working on the KS1 curriculum||Working on the KS2 curriculum||Working on the KS2 curriculum||Working on the KS2 curriculum||Working on the KS2 curriculum|
|Expected||Achieving the majority of the Y1 objectives||Achieving the majority of the Y2 objectives||Achieving the majority of the Y3 objectives||Achieving the majority of the Y4 objectives||Achieving the majority of the Y5 objectives||Achieving the majority of the Y6 objectives|
|Greater Depth||Mastering the Y1 objectives in different ways||Mastering the Y2 objectives in different ways||Mastering the Y3 objectives in different ways||Mastering the Y4 objectives in different ways||Mastering the Y5 objectives in different ways||Mastering the Y6 objectives in different ways|
Below – Your child is not accessing the curriculum and may need an alternative curriculum to support their educational needs.
Working Towards – Your child is working on the Key Stage curriculum, however, they are not meeting the objectives within their year group and are working towards that standard.
Expected – Your child is working at the standard of the age-related curriculum.
Greater Depth – Your child is secure in the age-related curriculum and beginning to deepen their knowledge and understanding and mastering the curriculum.
How do we assess?
We use a variety of formative assessment strategies in our daily teaching to ensure your child can assess their learning and plan daily interventions linked to misconceptions or pre-learning. For our Summative assessments, children take 3 formal assessments throughout the year, one each term. From these assessments, gap analysis takes place which informs teachers about objectives needed to revisit and will inform their intervention action plans. Most importantly, we use moderation to quality assure teacher judgements. We have the lead moderate for Rotherham working within our school and she moderates all year groups learning, every term, with the class teacher to identify the next steps. The subjects that are moderated termly are Writing, Reading and Maths.
If you ever want to discuss your child’s attainment, please speak to the class teacher. As always, there will be opportunities at Open Evenings to discuss your child’s progress and attainment each term, along with an end-of-year school report.